A new Earth Defense Force? Th-ants

Previous Earth Defense Force games have been developed in Japan but for Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon the reins have been passed over to US developer Vicious Cycle, who developed the underrated spoof shoot’em up Eat Lead. It would seem that the series has lost none of the charm with reviews suggesting that, just like the previous games, it’s dumb but fun. Halo this isn’t – it’s simple case of running around big open cities with stupidly powerful weapons while destroying wave after wave of giant bugs. Tesco is currently the cheapest place to get it from online at £19.85 on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Coming out of nowhere is Ubisoft’s Call of Juarez: The Cartel. The first one wasn’t too great, but the sequel improved things massively. And now? Looks like they’ve gone downhill again with reviewers claiming it feels rushed out. Oh, Ubisoft! Perhaps they’re not to blame though – it could be that developers Techland have put all their talent and attention into the anticipated Dead Island instead.

Presumably to boost a lacking summer schedule, Sony has released a trio of double packs for the PlayStation 3 containing the original Resistance and Uncharted along with their sequels while the Ratchet & Clank pack contains Tools of Destruction with A Crack in Time. Amazon are charging a very appealing £17.99 at pop.

Then we have Cars 2, which as even Thicky McThick would be able to tell, is a racing game. It’s out on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, DS and Wii. I doubt it’s any worse than the film, which is meant to be very uninspired indeed.

Next week: Agarest: Generations of War Zero Collectors Edition, Jewel Quest 4 Heritage and The Smurfs Dance Party.

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